Annali dell'Istituto Superiore di Sanità
Print version ISSN 0021-2571
PETRINI, Carlo. Person: centre both of clinical ethics and of public health ethics . Ann. Ist. Super. Sanità [online]. 2012, vol.48, n.1, pp. 1-4. ISSN 0021-2571. http://dx.doi.org/10.4415/ANN_12_01_01.
The "public health" perspective is different from the "patient-centred" clinical perspective for various reasons. Tensions between collective and individual interests are unavoidable in public health. Intersections between public health ethics and clinical bioethics can be traced to a set of duties which derive from respect of the person. Human rights and solidarity are "personcentred" cornerstones of both clinical and public health ethics.
Keywords : ethics; medical ethics; personhood; public health.